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Trial access to Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD) and Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS)

By Sarah E Gilmore, on 7 June 2019

UCL has trial access to Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD) and Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS) until 5th July 2019.

The Database of Latin Dictionaries (DLD) is a resource for research on the Latin language throughout the ages. Because of its broad spectrum of dictionaries, the DLD offers an overview of Latin vocabulary that an isolated dictionary can not give. In order to cover all possible perspectives on Latin vocabulary, the DLD offers several kinds of dictionaries: defining and translating, thematic, medieval and early modern. Starting in 2005 with only two dictionaries, it has now grown into a collection of 20 dictionaries.

The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS) is the first dictionary to focus on British Medieval Latin. Covering the period stretching from Gildas (fl. 540) to William Camden (1600), it is based on original research which has been carried out for the purpose of recording their distinctive lexical characteristics. It is also based on systematic searches within computer databases, including the Library of Latin Texts (LLT-A and LLT-B), where many of the texts can be found that make up the sources for the DMLBS.

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